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Agate Mutual Telephone Cooperative Association

About Us

In 1921, a group of farmers and Agate town people got together and formed The Agate Mutual Farmers Telephone Company.  Service began with only four lines in four different directions with a switchboard the size of a small desk and could be transported easily. As the years progressed, the switchboard was replaced with a Stromberg-Carlson XY Switch as well as the outside infrastructure to the customers.  All customers were on party lines with different rings for each person’s telephone. In 1953, the name of the company was changed to Agate Mutual Telephone Cooperative Association.  Members were then allowed to purchase a membership to the company and the company became Member owned, as it still is today.  Later in 1983, the XY Switch was replaced with Redcom Laboratories Digital Switch as well as party to private lines.  In 2000, our company created its first subsidiary, Prairie Networks, LLC, to provide long distance service, and high speed satellite Internet.  Today we still provide long distance, and high speed satellite Internet, but we have gained services, such as:  DSL Internet, Computer / Internet Security, Identity Protection Services, and Email and Web hosting services. In 2014, Agate Mutual Telephone opened a second subsidiary, Prairie Realty, LLC.  Partnering with a local broker, and a local agent, they hit the ground the running and started selling properties immediately.  It also gave our little town a new business to add to our community. Agate Mutual Telephone is also a partner with CCT, Colorado Communications Transport, with nine other independent telephone companies and Zayo Bandwidth to create a 746- mile fiber optics ring which will cover Northeastern Colorado and provide connectivity to major communication hubs in Denver.  The network provides high speed capacity and access to major traffic aggregation points at affordable prices and will enable high quality services to rural Northeastern Colorado communities.

Daniel Hollembeak

General Manager / Chief Executive Officer

Daniel has worked for Agate Mutual Telephone since October of 1999.  He started when he was in high school and never left.  From a helper in the field to a Technician, Daniel was named General Manager in 2012.  Daniel is married and has 3 kids.  He is the Captain of the Agate Fire Protection District, and also has his EMT certificate.  In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, work on his old trucks, and go hunting and fishing.
A small town business, with big town ambitions.

Our Staff

Amy Noah

Office Manager / Chief Financial Officer

Amy graduated from Agate High School in 1995.  She is the daughter of the late Gail & Larry Pitzer, long time Manager and Plant Manager for Agate Mutual Telephone.  Amy graduated from college in 1998, with a degree in nursing.  After working in the Denver and Grand Junction areas she came back home to Agate in 2011.  She started working full time for the Company, as she attended college, yet again, to pursue a second Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; she graduated Cum Laude, from Kaplan University in 2014.  Amy is married to Eric Noah and they have 2 dogs, 4 cats, and many other adopted pets.  

Judy Hollembeak

Customer Service Representative

Judy is the wife of Barry Hollmbeak (Daniel’s parents), and has lived in Agate since 1998.  She has three children and 12 grandchildren.  Judy has experience in accounting, real estate, and customer service.  Judy previously worked for the Company in customer service from 2001- 2003.  She helps the companies stay organized and keeps on top of the convenience store inventory.  In her spare time, Judy liked to go camping, and is an avid Scrapbooker.

Eric Noah

Technician / Construction

Eric started with Agate Mutual Telephone in September of 2012.  He is only part- time, but is learning as much as he can from Daniel, in the field.  He is also a 1994 graduate of Agate High School and has an Associates Degree and is Certified in Auto Mechanics.  He is married to Amy Noah, and they have 2 dogs, and 4 cats.  Besides working on cars, Eric’s other hobbies are attending monster truck shows, and demolition derby’s, and likes he likes to watch movies.

Our Board of Directors

Barry Hollembeak-  President Larry Rector- Vice President Delmer Davis- Secretary / Treasurer Dale Purdy- Director Harold Smith- Director Joe Craven- Director                                     Carrie Veatch- Director